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January 2011

Letitia Dzirasa M.D. (M11) Completes Residency

Posted on January 6, 2011 4:35 PM |Permalink

Dr. Letitia Dzirasa (M11), '03, biological science, completed her residency at the Johns Hopkins University in Pediatrics in June 2010.

Dr. Dzirasa earned her MD from Meharry Medical College in 2007 and is currently a general pediatrician at Johns Hopkins Community Physicians in Odenton, MD.

Lekelia Jenkins Ph.D. (M5) Published in Conservation & Society

Posted on January 11, 2011 1:19 PM |Permalink

Dr. Lekelia Jenkins (M5), '97, biological science, recently published an article entitled Profile and Influence of the Successful Fisher-Inventor of Marine Conservation Technology in Conservation & Society.

Click here for the article.

Dr. Jenkins earned her Ph.D. in 2006 at Duke University.

It's the little things . . .

Posted on January 14, 2011 9:39 AM |Permalink

We all have seen our share of bright and academically talented students. They are articulate, mature, well balanced, and focused. They have a multitude of assets and their youthful idealism will no doubt serve them well. That said - why does it seem that the little things always seem to escape them?

Perhaps I should explain. I have encountered and witness countless students walk into the office of faculty and administrators with neither pause, greeting, nor apology and rattle off a number of requests, demands, and/or needs. Now before any of you chalk this up to enthusiasm, nervous energy, or the like, allow me to add. . .the faculty or administrator were already engaged in a conversation. Now you understand my angst.

We hope that all of our students understand, practice, and respect manners, common courtesies, and civility before they get to us. However, if not, it is the responsibility of all educators to make sure that we are producing not only an intelligent, critical thinking, alumni, but also one that understands and practices civility and respect with everyone. Over time, we discover that people are not always impressed with credentials, pedigree, and status. However, they are most often impressed with manners, a sincere greeting, and an honest smile. Teach our students and children that it's often the little things that matter."

Hold fast to Dreams,

LFT

FDA Commisioner's Fellowship Program Accepting Applications Through Feb 15

Posted on January 24, 2011 11:48 AM |Permalink

The FDA offers a two-year Fellowship Program, which provides an opportunity for health professionals and scientists to receive training and experience at the FDA. Fellows will train at FDA's White Oak campus in Silver Spring, Maryland or at other FDA facilities. Salaries are extremely competitive, and travel funds are available to attend scientific meetings.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 class of FDA Commissioner's Fellows. To learn more and apply, click here.

Forward to Professorship Workshop May 23 - 25, 2011

Posted on January 24, 2011 11:56 AM |Permalink

Focus on Reaching Women for Academics, Research and Development in Science, Engineering and Mathematics is a joint program of the George Washington and Gallaudet Universities funded by a National Science Foundation ADVANCE leadership award. This workshop is provided for women and minorities who may be considering, or are currently in, a tenure track position in science, engineering or mathematics.

The two 1/2 day workshop will focus on skills, strategies and "insider information" necessary to obtain a tenure-track position, to succeed in one and advance to other positions of leadership. This is also an opportunity to network and meet peers. There is no cost to attend this workshop.

To learn more and register, click here.

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